POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

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For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race...

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Local parades, beach parties and on-the-water fun topped off by fireworks displays will highlight Independence Day celebrations throughout the Florida Keys.  Key West The Key Lime Festival features culinary...

FIRE DEVASTATES KEY WEST HOMES; ALL PEOPLE & PETS ARE SAFE

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Carrie Helliesen spent her birthday morning Thursday waiting for a call back from the American Red Cross while keeping her husband, Doug, and her cellphone close.  They were...

ISLAMORADA GIVES $50,000 TO HELP COVER KEYS AHEC’S BUDGET SHORTFALL FROM NO STATE FUNDING

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During a June 23 meeting, Islamorada Village Council members unanimously approved a $50,000 request by Keys AHEC for health and dental services to medically vulnerable and underserved...

LOCAL NFL PLAYER MEKHI SARGENT GIVES BACK TO KEY WEST

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NFL running back Mekhi Sargent was a Key West Conch before he became a Jacksonville Jaguar, and he hasn’t forgotten his roots.  Sargent faced some pint-sized defenders Friday...

3 PEOPLE RESCUED AFTER BOAT SINKS IN KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

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A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued three people last Sunday after their 24-foot vessel sank near Angelfish Creek in North Key Largo. According to the Coast...

UPDATED RESTORATION BLUEPRINT SET FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT NEXT MONTH

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An updated set of proposed rules and regulations to counteract a decline in resources within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) will go out to the...

HABITAT’S HOMEBUYER PROGRAM & ESSLINGER HEIGHTS TOUR SET FOR JUNE 28

Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys (HFHUK) will celebrate National Homeownership Month  on Tuesday, June 28 with an information session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

TROLLEY & POWER LINE USHER IN NEW ERA FOR HISTORIC PIGEON KEY

After years without its main avenue of access during the renovation of the Old Seven Mile Bridge, it would be easy for the staff at Pigeon Key...

COAST GUARD TALL SHIP EAGLE VISITS KEY WEST

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There's a cool-looking ship at Mallory Square today through Sunday and will be open for tours this weekend. No, it's not a cruise ship. The U.S. Coast Guard...